The new COO has worked at major mining companies like Kinross, IAMGOLD, Vale and Placer Dome, which was acquired by Barrick.
Halas has worked globally in Canada, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Suriname, Brazil, and Mauritania.
“We are excited to have Ron join the Global Atomic team,” said Stephen Roman, CEO of Global Atomic. “Ron has extensive experience working in West Africa and will be a valuable asset to the company as we complete the Dasa Project Feasibility Study and move ahead with project development.”
Halas’s experience in plant site start-up at Goro Nickel, government and stakeholder negotiations in Suriname, and his West African experience in Mauritania and Ghana with Kinross Gold, make him “well qualified” to advance Global Atomic’s Dasa project in Niger, the company said in a statement.
Toronto-based Global Atomic is advancing the large, high-grade Dasa uranium deposit in Niger. In addition, Global Atomic benefits from the dividend stream generated by its share in the Befesa Silvermet zinc concentrate production facility in Turkey.
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